Job Details

Legal Programs Assistant

Company name

Root & Rebound

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Sep 14,2018

Posted on

May 17,2018


Oakland, CA
Practice Area
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Legal Programs Assistant DUTIES: Data entry on all legal matters. Maintain and update hotline and prison mail database to ensure consistent and accurate tracking of client data. Scanning all materials, organizing legal files, creating matters and tasks in our client database, reviewing documents, etc. Assist with preparation, logistics, and follow up for all training and clinics, including preparation of materials, surveys, outreach and communications. Liaise in a prompt and professional manner with training site hosts and correctional staff for our prison-based education programs. Process new prison legal mail and prepare reply letters. Conduct new legal research for and prison mail clients. Research social services referrals and help to maintain internal database. Prepare resource and referral templates for frequently-requested reentry topics. Help to proactively recruit volunteers, interns, law clerks, and volunteer attorneys to carry out programs and services. Provide assistance with all other administrative and support duties as needed.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: A.A., B.A., B.S., or comparable experience preferred. Paralegal certification is a plus. Previous office or administrative experience preferred. Desire to work on reentry and criminal justice issues in a dynamic and diverse team environment. Demonstrated commitment to social, racial, and criminal justice. Proficiency in Microsoft Office software; Proficiency with Google products (Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive). Responsible and reliable. Positive, professional, and humble attitude. Strong work ethic. Attention to detail and passion to play a supportive administrative role a must. Excellent time-management. Flexible work style; ability to move from one project to another in a dynamic work environment; ability to re-prioritize and re-shuffle work, given needs and demands of the organization. Ability to incorporate clear direction and supervision. Strong problem-solving skills. Creative, enthusiastic, and willing to learn and try new things.

Additional info

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Company info

Katherine Katcher
Executive Director
Root & Rebound
1900 Addison Street,
Suite 200
Berkeley, CA 94704

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